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COVID - 19

As you are aware, COVID-19 is causing disruptions to educational institutions in Australia and around the world. Orange International College is no exception. We want to assure you that we are paying close attention to the situation. Our staff members are meeting regularly to monitor events and coordinate support for students. We are keeping the situation under daily review and we are adjusting our planning and actions as necessary. As COVID-19 cases expand globally and Orange International College is taking the necessary steps to protect the health and safety of our student and staff community. Please refer to the following policy for further information Social Distancing and Hygiene Policy.

Latest news

FRI
22
OCT

Covid Updates

Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself, your colleagues, your students, and your community. Getting vaccinated will help slow the spread of COVID-19 and prevent future outbreaks in our services.

FRI
15
OCT

Snap Lockdown in Hobart

Tasmania lockdown has been announced by the Tasmania authorities. Hobart Campuses will be closed until the lockdown restrictions are lifted.

MON
16
AUG

Victoria Lockdown Restrictions Update

Melbourne lockdown has been extended for another fourteen days as announced by the Victorian authorities until 11:59 pm on Thursday, September 2nd, 2021.

THU
5
AUG

Victoria Lockdown Restrictions Update (7 Days Snap Lockdown)

The Victorian government has announced the arrangements for the seven-days snap lockdown commencing 08:00 pm Thursday, 05th August 2021 to 11:59 pm Thursday, 12th August 2021.

WED
28
JULY

Covid Updates

We are delighted to say that lockdown is ending tonight, as of 11:59 PM on 27/07/21 and OIC are opening our doors to students again.

TUE
20
JULY

Covid Updates

Victoria’s lockdown has been extended after the state recorded new local COVID cases.

THU
15
JULY

Covid Updates

Unfortunately we are closing our doors to the students again.

THU
24
JUNE

Covid Update

Orange International College continues to keep our community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our focus is always the safety, health and wellbeing of our students, staff and their families.

WED
17
FEB

Lockdown Ends Tonight!!!

We have GREAT news for all the Victorians!
Victoria’s snap “short, sharp circuit-breaker” coronavirus lockdown will END as scheduled tonight at 11:59PM.

FRI
02
FEB

Stage 4 Melbourne Lockdown Restrictions

The Victorian Government has announced the arrangements for the five-day lockdown commencing 11-59pm Friday, 12 February 2021 to 11-59pm Wednesday, 17 February. This impacts higher education and training providers…

THE
04
FEB

New Face Mask Rules

We would like to let you know that wearing face masks is now mandatory for entry at Orange International College. Following advice by the Victorian government, announced late yesterday, face masks must be worn in indoor public…

MON
18
JAN

UPDATE-International Student Emergency Relief Fund

Throughout 2020 the Victorian Government has responded to all the adverse challenges more generously than any other state government in Australia to support student welfare during the pandemic. And they continue to do the same in 2021…

TUES
06
OCT

Stage 4 Extended Restrictions Announcement

Following the Stage 4 extended restrictions announcement made on the 27th of September, we would like to inform you that we are planning for the practical classes for CPC30611 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating and CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry to resume on…

FRI
04
SEP

Rent Relief Grant For Victorians

We request your attention to the following update for which many of you have been awaiting a response.
The Victorian Government has established an $80 million rental assistance fund to provide rent relief payments of up to $3,000 to…

THU
27
AUG

Update - International Student Emergency Relief Fund eligibility changes

We request your attention to the following update for which many of you have been awaiting a response.
The Victorian Government’s $45 million…

FRI
07
AUG

Stage 4 Lockdown – Information Update

Following the Stage 4 restrictions, since 05/08/2020 all the practical sessions have been cancelled for CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry and CPC30611 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating…

THU
30
JULY

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Extreme Hardship Support Program

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is commissioning the Red Cross to deliver an Extreme Hardship Support Program to provide financial assistance …

THU
23
JULY

Update on the International Student Emergency Relief Fund

The Victorian Government’s $45 million International Student Emergency Relief Fund opened on 19 May 2020, and supports international students in Victoria facing financial hardship through loss of employment…

THU
16
JULY

Videos From health.gov.au

Everyone can help build a COVIDSafe Australia by practising good hygiene at all times to prevent the virus spreading….

THU
18
JUN

Understanding the needs of International Students in this state of dilemma

We have some candid reflections on how the Australian Educational Community is evolving each day to come up with new support measures for international students….

WED
3
JUN

Temporary Visa Holder Skilled Employee Assistance Program

The Temporary Visa Holder Skilled Employee Assistance Program is specifically designed to assist skilled temporary visa holders to maintain…

TUE
19
MAY

Support Resources available for International Students in Victoria

We have some updates to share with you regarding the recent developments from the Victorian Government to support the international students.

WED
13
MAY

Back to Work Preparations – Disinfecting our surroundings

As we prepare to gradually transition back to our campus (which, most of us at OIC are eagerly looking forward to!).
We have a large stock of precautionary supplies to prevent the spread of the virus because after all “Prevention is better than Cure”.

FRI
01
MAY

Student Welfare, Support and Guidance

Orange International College (OIC) is very proud to be able to strongly support it’s students in times when they need it the most! Realising the financial hardship faced by many international students

FRI
24
APR

COVID-19- Support for Tasmania’s Temporary Visa Holders

Extension of the eligibility for Pandemic Isolation Assistance Grants, if the individual demonstrates genuine financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

FRI
24
APR

Documents Check Reminder

It’s been nearly a month now that most of the world has plunged into a lockdown in an attempt to flatten the curve and win the battle against Covid-19.

TUE
24
MAR

Student Service Support - COVID 19

Orange International College is monitoring the COVID-19 situation daily
and is here to support students with their needs.

SUN
22
MAR

Frequently Ask Question (FAQ's)

Go to google classroom and check the posted video named as Instructional Video for Accessing Online Classes”.
The video was posted on 21st March 2020.

FRI
20
MAR

Switch to Online Learning

As you have already been informed that we have set up virtual/online classes to deal with
the current COVID19 situation.

FRI
20
MAR

OIC Online Only Delivery Commencement

In response to growing global concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, after careful consideration,
Orange International College (OIC)has decided to

WED
18
MAR

COVID-19 Information

As you are aware, COVID-19 is causing disruptions to educational institutions in Australia and around the world.
Orange International College is no exception.

FAQ's

Fees Payment

Your fees are due on 10th of every month. Please continue to pay your fees on time.

In the midst of the fear, worry, and uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, each day seems to bring news that’s worse than the day before. The cause for concern is justified as a staggering number of people are infected by Covid-19.

Many stimulus packages are announced by Australian federal and state government but unfortunately none of these stimulus packages provide any benefits for the international students. Orange International College believes that all international students studying with us are part of the Orange Family.

Orange International College believes that in these tough and trying conditions we will walk hand in hand with our international student community. United we shall overcome this pandemic situation. Therefore, Orange International College has taken initiative to support our students. We hope that this initiative will lead other private education institutes to take steps to help international students. We have taken many measures to support our Orange Family, please contact us through General Request by choosing Fees Enquiry/Fees Confirmation Letter/Fees Receipt for more information.

We understand that the Covid-19 global pandemic situation has led to shutdowns of many businesses and loss of employment. As per your enrolment conditions and visa conditions you must have enough funds to cover the cost of travel, living and course fees while studying in Australia. OIC understands that this situation is tough for everyone, OIC will consider any extension of date for fee payment on a case-by case basis.

Additionally, Orange International College will not charge any late fees to the students till 15th September 2020.

Your course has moved fully online due to unforeseen and difficult circumstances created by the outbreak of Covid-19 virus. We have taken this step to ensure your health and safety during the COVID-19 crisis period, by  facilitating you to continue with your studies on International Student Visa. However, if you are not satisfied with online training you may consider options mentioned under question no 5.

You may consider below mentioned options:

  1. Request to defer your studies to a future course date – please complete Course Deferral Request Form

OR

  1. Request to cancel your course – please complete Course Cancellation Form 

 

Due to the unforeseen circumstances regarding COVID-19, your training plan is under review and has  been adjusted by bringing forward the theory component of some/all units. The Practical component for all those units will be moved and  rescheduled to a later date as soon as it is considered safe to resume the face-to-face classes. You will be advised regarding the same. Therefore, any practical hours missed now will be added to your future classes, once we overcome the Covid-19 situation.

To request for a fees extension, please fill out the fees extension request form with the link given below:
https://www.orange.edu.au/fees-extension-request/
One of our team members will get back to you on your request.

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